Welcome to the historic Pigeon Forge First Church.  Our 100 year old sanctuary is one of the oldest remaining structures still in use in the city of Pigeon Forge and we offer two traditional Sunday Morning Worship Services in that space at 9:00am and 11:00am.  Our modern service, called "The Forge" meets in our Fellowship Hall.  Whichever service you choose, you will find a welcoming, warm hearted congregation of friendly folks.  We love tourists and residents all the same.  Dress is casual but you may "dress up" if you choose. We are very orthodox and traditional in our understanding of the Christian faith- you will hear biblical messages with application to life today.  We invite you to join us


As we navigate a pandemic, we are asking and strongly recommending that worshippers who have not been vaccinated please wear a facemask to worship and Sunday School.  As a safeguard, we take the temperatures of all persons upon entry to the Sanctuary and ask that you join us at another time if you have any symptoms of a cold, flu or Covid 19.



As we look for ways to better engage young adults in worship, we are glad to announce The Forge Community Church on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in our Fellowship Hall. This new service launched in February 2021. Worship will be a bit different for what is customary for most of us- but will be in the style of a "Coffee House" that emphasizes fellowship, conversation and interaction with the message of the day. It is specifically targeted at young adults- but anyone of any age is welcomed!



You are invited to join us on Facebook Live on Sunday Mornings at 11:00am.  You can do so by finding our page "First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge" or clicking the Facebook Link in the top right corner of this page. There you will see all of our recent worship services.  We also have a page on Vimeo (link is at the top of this page, too!) and a recording of each week's worship is usually posted there about midweek.


Tuesday evening is the time for Pastor's Bible Study.  Currently, our study is a Bible Survey of each of the 66 books of the Bible-we cover one book per week. Here in the Fall, we will survey each of the Pastoral Epistles and General Epistles of the New Testament. You are welcome to join us. We meet at 5:30PM in Room 110.   Bring your Bible. Dress is casual and the fellowship is great.

Our Schedule looks like this:

October 19-  2 Timothy 

October 26- Titus

November 2- Philemon

November 9- Hebrews


Parents Day Out

We have a few openings for new children in our Parent's Day Out. We are open on Mondays and Wednesdays and would love to have your child join with us.  Click the "Parent's Day Out" tab at the top of this page for more information and a registration form.

3rd Annual Golf Tournament

The THIRD ANNUAL FIRST UMC GOLF TOURNAMENT to benefit the youth and children's ministries in our community will take place on November 4 at the Gatlinburg Golf Course.  We will need volunteers to assist on the day of the event, but for now we need people to recruit holes sponsors and secure donations of prizes provided by our local businesses.  If your would like to help, contact Mark Pinkham (865-228-9261) or Hunter McIntosh (865-216-8061).If you would like to enter a team or be a hole sponsor, click the Golf Tournament button at the top of this page, download the form and return to the church. Thank you, everyone, for your support.

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Sunday Worship

9:00 am- Sanctuary Worship

9:30 am- The Forge Community Worship in the Fellowship Hall

9:45 am- Sunday School

11:00 am- Sanctuary Worship


Contact Us

First United Methodist Church

  • 111 Methodist Street
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863
    Mailing Address
    PO BOX 157
    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868-0157
  • Phone 865-453-8333
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Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm

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